Monday, October 10, 2005

shortened runs at Interplayers

As a cost-saving (?) measure, Interplayers has postponed a couple of its opening nights while keeping the same closing-night dates.

The new dates are:

The Mystery of Irma Vep Oct. 27-Nov. 12

The Fantasticks Dec. 1-17


At October 11, 2005 12:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can that possibly help? Doesn't that mean less money coming in?

At October 11, 2005 1:54 PM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

Several days, perhaps a full week, of not having to pay actors and techies (?). But this is purely speculative on my part. I'll try to uncover the motive.
Less in the way of tickets sales, yes, but also less in the way of outgoing expenses.

At October 11, 2005 4:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm fishy

At October 11, 2005 4:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are usually also hefty royalty fees per individual performance. Cutting a week of performances would save a bundle, if they could tell from advance ticket sales and low season memberships that there were potentialy fewer audience members coming.

At October 19, 2005 2:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

who knows anything about the cast of the Fantastics ?

At November 06, 2005 3:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conventional theatre wisdom states that if you're seating half houses (or less) you're doing too many shows. This may just be an adjustment in accordance with Interplayers' lessened client base. If so, it's an appropriate move.


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